Feed My Sheep

  

One of the seven Corporal Works of Mercy, given to us by Christ (Matthew 25:41), is "Feed the Hungry." HMC teens have already been participating in that endeavor whenever they do anything to help the following parish ministries: advance food prep or on-site meal-serving for the Catholic Multicultural Center (the second Tuesday of the month or Luke House (the fourth Monday of the month)--or help with donations to the Oregon-Brooklyn Food pantry.

HMC parishioners may also take part in another endeavor to feed hungry people—both at home and abroad. This endeavor features two components:

 

Feed My Sheep--- April 6, 2019 @Catholic Multicultural Center: West

A joint Lenten-focused service project of the West Side Catholic Youth Network (WSCYN, of which HMC is a part) and an organization called Kids Against Hunger, Feed My Sheep began in 2012 as a way to educate Catholic youth about hunger, raise funds to address hunger in a creative and efficient way, and give Catholic youth the opportunity to do something meaningful and “hands on” to feed hungry people. WSCYN parishes participate in two major ways:

  • They raise the funds to buy the “raw materials” of hand-packaged meals—meals that follow an ingenious recipe that designed to counteract malnutrition. Each meal costs 25 cents, and one volunteer-packaged bag contains six meals. The meals consist of four ingredients: rice, soy, dried vegetables, and a vitamin/mineral flavoring that reverses the effects of starvation.
  • Volunteers from our parishes—youth, but also parents and siblings and any other parishioner—sign up online to help pack the meals' ingredients, according to a special recipe, into bags that are collected and delivered to local Catholic charities and a school in Nicaragua. Last year, volunteers from area Catholic parishes packed an astonishing 117,000 meals.

   Click here: to watch the video explaining Feed My Sheep.... the video is from 2014, so please ignore the mentioned date.  

       Click here: to see Feed My Sheep featured on Channel 3!

    

 This year's volunteer registration will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 6!